Case Management/Social Services, Education/Teaching/Training, Event Management
Youth & Opportunity United is looking for passionate individuals with a dedication to helping youth succeed! We provide youth with robust, fun and education focused programming in an effort to close the opportunity gap! Do you enjoy acting as a mentor to youth? Are you interested in facilitating groups of students in enrichment activities? Do you have a commitment to serving the needs of youth in after school programming? Join the Y.O.U.th Serve team today!
Make a Difference in the Lives of Youth: Y.O.U.th Serve Members will support youth by serving as youth workers and leaders in Y.O.U.'s afterschool programs. Members provide youth with crucial academic support and lead workshops on social and emotional enrichment and life skills. Y.O.U.th Serve Members will also assist the Program in building relationships with families, community members and school administration.
Youth & Opportunity United (Y.O.U.): Founded in 1971, Y.O.U. is an Evanston-based non-profit that partners with families, schools and the community to provide academic, social, and emotional support to close the opportunity gap and prepare all youth for post-secondary and life success. Each year, Y.O.U. provides over 1,600 youth across 11 school sites with free, holistic, out-of-school support, including afterschool and summer learning programs, mental health counseling and experiential learning through partnerships. This is an exciting time of transformation for the organization, following a three-year $16.4M capital campaign that expanded programs, launched an endowment, and funded a new headquarters facility. The organization is implementing a new strategic plan focused on data & evaluation of impact, increased integration of services, and refining the program model. Our staff are a diverse collection of passionate individuals, committed to social justice, trauma-informed care, inclusion and equity, and helping youth realize their fullest potential.
Y.O.U.th Serve Members will:
Direct Service (70%)
Implement and facilitate academic, cultural, artistic and recreational enrichment activities on a daily bases
Research and integrate best practices and curriculum for programs
Deliver group instruction and homework help in a safe and structured environment
Engage youth in meaningful service learning projects
Build positive relationships with youth that support their success and well-being in and out of school time
Assist in planning, coordinating, and hosting periodic family nights
Assist in planning and coordinating field trips for youth
Administrative Work (in support of Direct Service)(20%)
Assist with program attendance input and reporting
Create monthly newsletters and calendars to send to program families
attend weekly site-based team meetings and occasional meetings with school administration
Assist with daily snack prep for program
inventory and supply shop for education program supplies on an on-going basis
Training & Other (10%)
Attend all AmeriCorps cohort meetings, training and service days as scheduled
Receive on-going training and $700 in funds for external professional development opportunities
Opportunity to carry a pager as assigned and be available to respond to crisis housing services in a timely manner in rotation with other staff
Additional Salary Information: Members receive a living allowance of $20,000 distributed in bi-weekly installments. Upon successful completion of service Members will receive a $5,920 Segal Education Award. $100/month for travel to service site. $700 professional development funds. Health Coverage.
Internal Number: 847-801-0232
About Youth & Opportunity United
Founded in 1971, Y.O.U. is an Evanston-based non-profit that partners with families, schools, and the community to provide academic, social, and emotional support to close the opportunity gap and prepare all youth for post-secondary and life success. Each year, Y.O.U. provides over 1,600 youth across 11 school sites with free, holistic, out-of-school support, including afterschool and summer learning programs, mental health counseling, and experiential learning through partnerships.